Lions Clubs International
Nov
20

Palmer’s Blog: Improving Literacy in Manila

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During my recent trip to Manila, I visited the Manila (Quirino) Day Care Center, a continuing project of Manila Host Lions Club since 2007. The center caters to 4- to 5-year-old children of poverty-stricken families — preparing the children for a formal education through a fun learning process.

Lions of District 301-A1 organized a Reading Action Program project at the day care center. We distributed school supplies, school bags and story books to the children.

One of my favorite things about traveling to meet Lions everywhere is meeting the children impacted by Lions initiatives. Whether through the Reading Action Program, vision screenings or children’s diabetes camps, Lions work together to ensure the children of this world are happy and healthy, with bright futures ahead.

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Nov
19

Lions Vision Screening Saves Girl’s Life

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New York Lions saved a young girl’s life with a simple eye screening.

For every Lion who has volunteered to provide free vision screenings for kids, here is a special story that showcases how important our service work is to helping children and the community.

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LION Magazine App
Nov
18

LION Magazine Now on Your Tablet!

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The LION Magazine app is now available on the Apple iPad and Android devices! Read LION stories right from your tablet, and with the tap of your finger, watch special videos accessible only through the online versions of the magazine.

For Apple iPad:

For Android:

Have you downloaded the app yet? Share your feedback below!

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Lions Clubs International
Nov
15

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • OHIO, USA: Lions and LCIF team up to fund new vision clinic.
  • MARYLAND, USA: Lions multisensory trail opens new world for visitors.
  • AUSTRALIA: Custom wheelchair donated by the Lions Club of Endeavor Hills has quadriplegic athlete in the seat of success.
  • GRAND CAYMAN: The Lions Club of Grand Cayman joins in the fight against prostate cancer.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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The late Lion Dr. Paul Berman assists a Special Olympics athlete in selecting prescription glasses, alongside LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden at the LCI International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, July 2013.
Nov
14

Remembering Lion Paul Berman, Opening Eyes Founder

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It is with deep regret that we share the news of the passing of Lion Dr. Paul E. Berman, O.D. over the weekend.

Dr. Berman was the founder and director of Special Olympics Opening Eyes, a program serving the visual needs of people with intellectual disabilities. He played a key role in forming the long-standing partnership between Lions Clubs International and Special Olympics through Opening Eyes.

The late Lion Berman was a 20 year member of the Hackensack Lions Club in New Jersey, USA. Dr. Berman was awarded the International Presidential Award and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. In 2012, he was recognized at the White House as a Champion of Change.

In the photo above, the late Lion Dr. Paul Berman assists a Special Olympics athlete in selecting prescription glasses, alongside LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden at the LCI International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, July 2013.

A truly dedicated man, he will be greatly missed. Lions Clubs International and LCIF send their deepest condolences to Dr. Berman’s family.

To learn more about this remarkable Lion, please read the Special Olympics tribute to Dr. Berman on the Special Olympics blog, where you can share your memories in the comments.

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